Online Casino and Gambling News: December 2009

Mangas Gaming to acquire control of Gigamedia

A controlling interest in Nasdaq-listed Asian group Gigamedia's online gambling software interests, on the market for some months, has been achieved by the French Internet gambling group Mangas Gaming.

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Mr Green appoints former Microsoft manager to head British operations

Mr Green, the award winning Swedish online casino founded by two of the Betsson pioneers, is expanding into the United Kingdom market, and has hired former Microsoft manager Kat McClure to head up the initiative.

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How many Frenchmen does it take to operate a slot machine?

French gamblers have been following a novel case in the south western city of Montpellier, which culminated in a legal ruling this week following litigation between a man and a woman over a slot machine jackpot.

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Israeli police bust sportsbetting, live dealer gambling network

Israeli police have pounced on an illegal online gambling network which they suspect was operating via the website internet1x2.com, reports Israel News. In a raid following a lengthy undercover investigation, police arrested five people suspecting of operating an online gambling network directed at Israeli gamblers.

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Clubs Australia predictably argues against internet gambling

The president of the land gambling trade association Clubs Australia, Peter Newell has questioned the recommendations of the government-commissioned Productivity Commission regarding changes to Australian gambling.

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Welsh internet punter wins £850k lottery prize

According to the BBC this week, a mystery lottery winner from Wales is the latest mega-winner on the UK National Lottery, scooping nearly £850,000 without even touching a ticket. National Lottery operator Camelot said the man, known only as Mr F from Powys, played the game interactively - either via the web or by text.

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India's first online gambling licence decision imminent

It seems to have involved an extraordinarily long and complicated process, but there are indications that India's first online gambling licence - issued by the province of Sikkim - will be awarded within the next three weeks.

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Stanleybet International explodes a few falsehoods on gambling

The UK gambling group Stanleybet International has initiated a much-needed service to the online gambling industry which will see the company regularly publish content and data at FairPlayforSportsBetting.eu which disproves common misconceptions often used to attack gambling.

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Cryptologic confirms Betclic games deal

The weekend speculation by the Irish Times that Cryptologic was about to announce an important deal was confirmed Monday in a press release from the Dublin-based software provider.

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Morongo resurrect Californian online poker initiative

During the latest House Financial Services Committee hearings on legislative attempts to legalise online gambling in the United States, chairman Barney Frank challenged the opposition of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to the proposal, remarking that they had a self-interested motive in trying to block federal moves.

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